Failed President Barack Obama used the occasion of a pre-Prime Time address to a joint session of Congress to propose another $450 billion of so-called stimulus spending, the make-up of which closely follows the model of his 2009 $826 billion in stimulus spending that failed to create jobs.
Despite Obama’s repeated admonition to pass his proposal “right now,” there is no written bill and no details were provided about how this would be managed or paid for. Not that it matters. Now that Obama’s vacation is over and the 2012 campaign is in full swing, time if of the essence.
I love this line, from the guy who created the political circus of a joint session of Congress with basically nothing to offer but warmed over 2009 retreads.
“The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy; whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that has defined this nation since our beginning,” Obama said.
“Please hurry up and do slightly less of all of the same things that haven’t worked. And you can take or leave it, because I’m reasonable like that.”
Have I mentioned in the last few days what a complete piece of shit demagogue this guy is?
The only way this government can have any stimulative effect on this economy is for permanent substantial changes to the way government interacts with business to be made. We can’t spend our way out of this. We can’t tax our way out of this. We can’t even cut our way out of this. Government has to stop being an obstacle to doing business. And that goes for state governments and local governments as well as the Federal government.
Right now, all levels of government are like a money-sucking wall standing in the way of any kind of business you try to conduct. The President likes to talk about food safety and drug safety when you bring up the burdensome regulations that stand in the way of the free market, but there is a crushing level of regulation in your way no matter what kind of business – no matter how innocuous or far-removed from public safety issues – you try to engage in. This is especially true when it comes to hiring people, which I hear is what everyone wants to encourage.
Honestly, the only thing Obama could have said Thursday night that would have had any positive effect on the economy would have been, “I quit, and I’m taking Slow Joe with me. Are you ready for some football?”
I’m glad the Republicans didn’t come out and say “Dead on Arrival” a thousand times like Harry Reid did to all their reasonable proposals during the so-called debt debate, but I hope they are ready to fight this new stimulus with the same unity they found in fighting Obama’s first failed stimulus in 2009.